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30 Oct 2019 | 03:14 PM UTC

Brazil: Police kill 17 suspected drug traffickers in Manaus October 30

Brazil News Alert

At least 17 suspected drug traffickers killed in police raid in Manaus on October 30; heightened security presence expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2019, 11:00 PM until 10/30/2019, 10:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Manaus

Event

At least 17 suspected drug traffickers were shot and killed by police in Manaus (Amazonas state) on Wednesday, October 30. The traffickers were reportedly preparing to attack members of a rival cartel when they were intercepted by security forces. According to officials, no police were wounded in the firefight.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Manaus are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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